VCS services Funding Funding with deadlines The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Tackling Loneliness programme The Tackling Loneliness programme will address social isolation by targeting specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. The programme follows on from consultation by the Trust that highlighted loneliness as a major factor of social isolation which can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Eligibility To apply, your organisation must be:one of the following: An established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities. An Armed Forces unit or base. Amount available Fixed, two-year grants of £70,000. Themes and priorities Your project should also fit with at least one of the main themes of the programme: Building stronger social networks and friendships. Improving access to local activities and provision. Building emotional resilience to overcome the causes of loneliness. Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more independent. Note The programme guidance provides a full list of those traditionally harder to reach groups and you will be expected to be working with at least one of those groups of people. Programme webinar: takes place on 8 September at 10.30amFor more information and to apply please visit the Trust websiteDeadline: 31 October 2020 (noon) Booking for this event has now closed.